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Advantages of straightening your teeth! By Dr Aaron Lai

Advantages of straightening your teeth! By Dr Aaron Lai

You know that getting braces will give you straighter teeth, but did you know that the benefits go well beyond that? The benefits of braces are wide-ranging, so choosing us to design your smile can be one of the best investments you will make in your appearance

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A Brand New Tooth Filling – Dr Gan

A Brand New Tooth Filling – Dr Gan

Many of us have a tooth filling in mouth. How do you like your filling? Is it comfortable? Does it look pleasant when you smile? When we go for a dental filling, we pray hard that the dentist can put in a perfect filling for

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Cosmetic Dentistry with Composite Veneers by Dr `Atil Athirah

Cosmetic Dentistry with Composite Veneers by Dr `Atil Athirah

Cosmetic can be defined as an adjective or a noun.

Definition as an adjective; involving or relating to treatment intended to restore or improve a person’s appearance.

Definition as an noun; a product applied to the body, especially the face, to improve its appearance.

We usually perceived cosmetic as makeup products used on skin. On the other hand, we have “makeups” for our teeth too and we call it COSMETIC DENTISTRY!!

So what is cosmetic dentistry?? Back to the definition of cosmetic, cosmetic dentistry is basically any intended dental treatment to restore or improve one’s smile appearance. And our best-selling cosmetic dentistry product in the clinic is none other than the popular COMPOSITE VENEERS.

So what are composite veneers then? You would probably have that question mingling your mind at this point of time right?

Composite veneers, often called direct veneers, chair side veneers.  Each veneer is made by the dentist using tooth colored composite directly onto the teeth. Composite veneers are made entirely by the dentist. It is an art process and it requires knowledge of the details of tooth shapes, morphology and translucency and the principles of smile design to pull off a natural looking result.  This is one area that really pays to have an experienced dentist. Composite veneers can make teeth whiter by choosing a whiter shade of the composite.  They can also make smiles wider and correct some chipping, tooth wear, crowding and spacing.  And they typically cost a third as much as porcelain veneers.

The drawbacks of composite veneers is that it is much more difficult to make extreme changes to the smile.  If the teeth are more crowded or have moderate or severe wear and bite changes, there are more benefits to using porcelain veneers.  Composite veneers have a higher chance of getting small chips and staining.  While the composite materials are strong, they are not as strong as porcelain.  The good news is that these situation can in most cases be repaired easily.  Composite veneers will slowly darken over the years and the only way to lighten the veneer is to replace it.  Composite also looses its polish quicker, but they can be repolished at cleanings.  The lifespan of composite veneers is 7-10 years.

Below are 2 of my patients whose smiles were corrected with composite veneers.

Drop a line at atil@drfauziah.com if you are interested.

Relax, Restore & Renew by Dr `Atil Athirah

Relax, Restore & Renew by Dr `Atil Athirah

Caries also known as tooth decay, cavity or decay of a tooth. a localized disease that begin at the surface of the tooth and may progress through the dentine into the pulp cavity. It is believed that the action of microorganisms in the mouth on ingested

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A solution to an emergency tooth fracture: Dr Mawarni

A solution to an emergency tooth fracture: Dr Mawarni

Siti’s front tooth broke at 2a.m. on a Friday morning. She browsed through internet for available dental clinic at that early hours but none was opened. She found us through the website, waited and managed to secure an appointment with me. “So, I heard you

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